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Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

Local blood center honors 47 sponsors

April 3rd, 2014 8:30 am by Staff Report

Marsh Regional recently held its seventh annual awards luncheon at Bristol Motor Speedway to honor the top 47 blood drive sponsors for 2013.

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Church Hill Free Medical Clinic holds fund-raiser at Leaping Lizards

Church Hill Free Medical Clinic holds fund-raiser at Leaping Lizards

April 2nd, 2014 8:24 am by Staff Report

The Church Hill Free Medical Clinic will hold a fund-raiser at Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center Thursday, April 3. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Kingsport Aquatic Center offering free water safety classes

Kingsport Aquatic Center offering free water safety classes

March 31st, 2014 6:52 pm by Staff Report

Each Saturday morning, as part of its April "Pools" Events, the Kingsport Aquatic Center will offer free water safety classes for parents and children.

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Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches

Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches

March 31st, 2014 2:54 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using the fragile system despite a new spate of intermittent ills.

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Sullivan, Hawkins counties in middle of pack in county health rankings

Sullivan, Hawkins counties in middle of pack in county health rankings

March 30th, 2014 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Sullivan County and Hawkins County rank in the middle of the pack when it comes to health outcomes and length of life, according to the fifth annual Tennessee county health rankings.

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Test accurately rules out heart attacks in ER

Test accurately rules out heart attacks in ER

March 30th, 2014 3:06 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

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Lady Vols' SEC success a boon to Summitt Foundation

Lady Vols' SEC success a boon to Summitt Foundation

March 29th, 2014 10:09 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee women's basketball team's Southeastern Conference success this season raised more than $22,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation through a pledge drive started by Lady Vols assistant coach Kyra Elzy.

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ProStrength teaches Hawkins youth healthy lifestyles

ProStrength teaches Hawkins youth healthy lifestyles

March 29th, 2014 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County pediatrician started the program in 2003 with the help from high school athletes who had trained together. It has now developed into a fitness program aimed at keeping youths interested in exercise.

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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

March 29th, 2014 4:00 am by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

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Tobacco Settlement money to fund local smoking cessation programs

Tobacco Settlement money to fund local smoking cessation programs

March 28th, 2014 10:41 pm by J. H. Osborne

Over this budget cycle and the two that follow, Tennessee will distribute $15 million — $5 million each year — to agencies such as the Sullivan County Regional Health Department.

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